The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

The Center for Education and Research in
Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

Privacy Survey


I am an advisor to ThePrivacyPlace.  They do great work on privacy issues, and this annual survey is valuable—but only with a lot of responses.  So, please respond and share the link with others.

The following is their survey announcement.

ThePrivacyPlace.Org Privacy Survey is Underway!

Researchers at ThePrivacyPlace.Org are conducting an online survey about privacy policies and user values. The survey is supported by an NSF ITR grant (National Science Foundation Information Technology Research) and was first offered in 2002. We are offering the survey again in 2008 to reveal how user values have changed over the intervening years. The survey results will help organizations ensure their website privacy practices are aligned with current consumer values.
The URL is:

We need to attract several thousand respondents, and would be most appreciative if you would consider helping us get the word out about the survey, which takes about 5 to 10 minutes to complete. The results will be made available via our project website (

Prizes include
$100 gift certificates sponsored by Intel Co.
IBM gifts

On behalf of the research staff at ThePrivacyPlace.Org, thank you!



Posted by via tor
on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 05:34 PM

Some survey.

I’m browsing with NoScript ver 1.7.9 on top of Firefox (although my user agent ids me as using some other browser.)  I’m also using Privoxy, and surfing via Tor.

Tried to take the survey.  Page one was great. Then I got to page 2 and filled out those questions.  Hit next.  The survey form cleared the radio buttons I had selected, and scolded me in angry red type that responses to those questions were required.

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

So much for the survey.

Tell your advisees that their results are skewed.  The web form is filtering out responses from people like me.

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